A fire danger warning in Southern California. Photo by Chris Jennewein.

San Diego can expect higher temperatures and fire weather conditions Monday after an unusually cool weekend.

The National Weather Service office in San Diego said a ridge of high pressure moving into Southern California will bring low humidity and gusty winds.

The danger of wildfires will increase, according to the weather service, but not to the critical red flag level.

“High pressure will maintain control of our local weather Monday and Tuesday, resulting in slightly above average high temperatures and dry conditions,” the weather service said. “Afternoon minimum humidity values will fall to 10 to 20 percent in the mountains with breezy winds each afternoon, resulting in elevated fire weather conditions.”

Temperatures in inland areas of San Diego County are expected to reach the high 80s to low 90s, though temperatures in coastal areas will remain in the high 70s.

A cooling trend is forecast to begin on Wednesday.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.